Florida Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol trooper swoops in to help injured bald eagle

Florida Highway Patrol trooper swoops in to help injured bald eagle

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper swooped in to help a bald eagle that flew into a Jeep on Florida's Turnpike on Tuesday morning.

The adult male eagle hit the windshield of a Jeep Cherokee on Florida's Turnpike at about 7:30 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes said.

Trooper Julio Velez got to the scene, carefully approached the eagle, and put the stunned bird in the back of his patrol car while he waited for wildlife officials to arrive, Montes said. The eagle was taken to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland.

The Jeep driver was not injured, Montes said.

The eagle had no broken bones, said...

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